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and flooding along the east coast. right now, new york city, a construction crane has partially collapsed on top of a high rise building. it is dangling 80 stories above the mid-town streets. we'll go live to the scene where the streets have been cleared and nearby building have been evacuated. at this hour, the storm is threatening 50 million people from washington, d.c., to martha's vineyard in massachusetts. subways and trains are shut down in many, many cities, including new york and boston. airlines canceled more than 7,000 domestic and international flights today and tomorrow, stranding 15 million people. both candidates suspended their campaign events. we've got it covered from all angles with reporters in key locations and our meteorologist in the studio. first, let's go live to that dangerous, damaged crane in midtown manhattan. it's dangling over the streets of midtown manhattan. nbc's rheama ellis is live. >> reporter: authorities are trying to get them up in the construction site to see if there is anything that they can do to fix the crane that is dangling over 57th street. p
have gotten tough but we're going to get through this together. as the city always does. let me summarize for our spanish speakers in our audience. [ speaking in spanish ] [ speaking in spanish ] so the message is one more time, don't call 911 unless it's a real life-threatening emergency and number two, don't go out and don't drive. you're just blocking the emergency vehicles from getting where they want to go. but for most of the people who stayed off the roads and particularly all of those who got out of zone a when we ordered everybody to get out, you made the right decision. and we're grateful for the cooperation. and we'll do everything we can to get all the services we need to everybody and to get this city back going. most of it, i hope, will come back during the day tomorrow. and we're just going to get through this the way we always do. thank you very much. >> that was new york city mayor michael bloomberg with his update on the storms effects on new york city. we continue our live coverage of sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone by the national hurricane ce
authority here in new york. it reads in part "the new york city subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. we are we are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery." now, what we heard earlier at least 14 hours to 4 days before they could start thinking about getting some things back online in the subway system which serves 5 million plus people a day. good morning, i'm chris jansing, you are watching msnbc's continuing coverage of superstorm sandy. we'll be live throughout the night and have reporters all across the region and msnbc meteorologist bill karins is on hand with us in new york. a quarter of a million of people without power are right here on the island of manhattan. and an emergency plan -- an emergency developed at new york university hospital on the east side of the city when that facility lost power forcing the evacuation of hundreds of patients just as the storm was at its most severe. rehema ellis is there covering it for the last several hours. what's the la
across the mid-atlantic coast including new york city where water is entering the subway system and the bridge connecting manhattan and brooklyn. con edison reports that almost all of manhattan all the way down to the battery, that's the lower tip of the city, all of it without power. more than 300,000 homes without power in new york city. 3.6 million along the east coast. already it's been a deadly storm. at least ten deaths reported. new york, new jersey, connecticut, pennsylvania, west virginia, we have video from manhattan's east side. let's get you caught up on what is going on here in new york. michelle franzen is on the phone with us from battery park city. that's the lower tip of manhattan where a lot of people who are tourists know where to go. michelle, what's the latest where you are? >> chris, i just walked down here to the area where the water was rushing up earlier. it's definitely retreating but certainly not passed the walkway. a long way to go for that. battery set a record, nearly 14 foot -- 14 feet for the final measurements of the surge in this area. the last
city's east side. here you're going to see it happening at the con ed substation along the east river. fortunately no one was hurt in that explosion but it did knock out power to about a quarter of a million people here in new york city. a spokesman for con ed says that what they're experiencing tonight is the largest storm-related outage in con ed's history. in new jersey, the nation's oldest nuclear power plant was put on alert tonight after rising floodwaters there. that is the oyster creek nuclear power plant. it was already in a regularly scheduled outage, but u.s. nuclear regulators say that they're continuing to monitor the situation there. now, the death toll, there are at least 13 confirmed fatalities because of this storm so far. that number, of course, could rise especially as this cleanup and recovery effort heads into the early morning hours. i'm chris jansing. you are watching msnbc's continuing live coverage of superstorm sandy. we are going to be live throughout the night. we have reporters all across the region. and msnbc meteorologist bill karins on hand here i
and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even going over the cooler waters now and it's only about 386 miles away from new york city. it's actually moving at a pretty decent clip at 15 miles per hour so it's going to move in in a hurry. a lot of people are waking up looking outside. maybe it's not raining where you are and not that breezy as when you went to bed, but, trust me, it's on its way and the power will go out in a hurry for millions of people especially southern new england all the way down through jersey, pennsylvania, maryland and delaware. the center of the storm, a pretty well-defined eye. pin needle of an eye and the hurricane hunters have been flying in and out of the storm getting a bearing on how wide the wind field s the intense winds are maybe
today, the navy will send three carrier ships to the shores of new york city. the ships and their crew will assist in rescue and recovery efforts. transportation in new york city is still struggling towards a return to normalcy. it's a slow return, though. standing water has grounded planes and kept subway cars from the tunnels. one sign of hope on the horizon, michael bloomberg ringing the stock exchange back into business after two empty days on the trading floor. we have reporters blankets both new jersey, new york and west virginia, which was hit hard by blizzard conditions. i want to begin live in atlantic city where the president, as we told you, is going to tour the area with the governor this afternoon. kayla. >> reporter: good morning, tom. it's that rare bipartisan meeting set to take place here in atlantic city, one of the eight new jersey regions declared a major disaster area by the president. as you can see the northernmost end of the boardwalk remains tattered from the storm. floodwater a lingering issue here. atlantic city remains a mandatory evacuation zone, and water
on families. >> the campaigns have been suspended. entire cities shut down and the worst is yet to come. >> water is up over the street. >> the wind gusts are getting more and more frequent and much stronger. >> the fear is it's going to be worse than irene. >> tonight full reports from up and down the east coast. >> it's only a matter of time as this system gets closer. >> governor martin o'malley over the battering in baltimore. and ted strickland on what the storm means for the political storm in ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. sandy is expected to make landfall at this hour on the coast of new jersey. the storm is now a post tropical cyclo cyclone. the path on the northeast corridor has been slow and moving very wide. hundreds of thousands of people in coastal areas have been evacuated up and down the east coast. this is a live shot from delaware. we'll get a live update from the shoreline in just a moment. authorities say new york city and long island could get the worst of the storm surge. sea water could rise up to 11 feet. the damage from sandy was on display
from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order are trapped there now. roads are impassable. serious damage is being reported in several beach communities from point pleasant to seaside heights. rescues are under way in belmar, one of several cities that saw the boardwalk ripped away. further north in hoboken, the mayor estimates half the city is underwater. 2.2 million people are without power statewide. now, in connecticut
. let's get you caught up on how things are looking and start in new york city right now. where it is eerily dark. over pretty much all of lower manhattan. more than 300,000 new yorkers without power. more than 3 million up and down the east coast are i want sesti the dark at this hour. some of the worst damage here in new york is downtown, by battery park, where a near 14-foot wall of water has flooded the streets as well as the brooklyn battery tunnel which connects brooklyn and manhattan. that is one of two major commuter tunnels in new york that flooded tonight. this storm has left a path of destruction in its wake. the "associated press" reports at least 15 deaths associated with sandy. mostly the result of falling trees. storm-related deaths have been confirmed in new york, new jersey, west virginia, pennsylvania, connecticut. within the last hour, we've learned that a firefighter in connecticut died after a tree hit his vehicle as he was responding to an emergency. the new york city mayor's office reports that local 911 operators have been overwhelmed getting 10,000 calls
. atlantic city and cape may have been absolutely inundated with water. further north in jersey city reports of building collapses, the oyster creek nuclear plant has been put on elevated alert amid high water. in new york, all of lower manhattan below 39th street is without power. some of that caused by an explosion at a con ed substation. right now new york city is seeing more power outages than at any time in its history including two out of every three people on long island. it's also forced the evacuation of the nyu medical center after the generator there went out. further south the storm surge in battery park set an all-time record exceeding 13 feet and flooding subways, tunnels and ground zero. the head of the mass transit authority said it is the worst flooding the subways have ever seen. the financial district was also swamped. officials have announced that the stock exchange will be closed for a second day today. over in new jersey, some subway stations are flooded. this shows you a station in hoboken. the mayor there says the city is half underwater. they tried to get in the nati
" on msnbc. >>> a 21-year-old man is being held on charges of blotting to blow up the new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. now, prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country. not realizing those recruits were undercover agents. wnbc's jonathan dientz has details. >> reporter: this is the face of quazi nafis and this was his alleged target, the federal reserve bank. he was arrested after he allegedly parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of innocent new yorkers during the morning rush. >> clearly had the intent of creating mayhem here. >> reporter: it was a sting operation and nafis was under intense surveillance for months by the agencies. the undercovers even provided some of the fake bomb parts. but they say it was nafis who picked his target, helped build the bomb and they only got on to him after he approached an informant about wanting to carry out a major attack. targeting america's economy is the most efficient way to draw the math of o
seen in this city that never sleeps. sandy set a 13-foot high wall of water rushing through new york harbor and that water pouring into the subway tunnels. the head of the mta calling it the worst damage seen in the 100-year history of public transit here in the city. >> in a most dramatic fashion, sandy's winds caused a twisted crane to dangle perilously more than 70 floors up over midtown manhattan. look at that. emergency crews worried that it would slice through like a hot knife through butter. >> when i saw is the reports of the firefighters in queens or downtown manhattan i could see in my mind's eye not only the buildings and the planes, but the people. >> it's a lot to get you up to speed on and we are waiting for mayor michael boomberg to speak, and we do want to get the latest from the jersey shore which as we told you took the direct hit from sandy as that storm came ashore near atlantic city in the southern part of new jersey. nbc's ron allen has been reporting from new jersey and what are you seeing now that we have the light of day to see the damage. >> reporter: we're
a briefing this hour from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the city that never sleeps is hunkered down. from lower manhattan the subway is closed and the stock exchange is closed as well. president obama canceling plans to attend a rally in florida with bill clinton and instead headed back to the white house to monitor the storm from the situation room. he canceled an event in green bay, wisconsin scheduled for tomorrow. >> the last thing the president and i want to do is campaign and get in the way of anything. the most important thing is people's safety and health and property being saved here. >> the former president, the unofficial secretary of explaining stuff, took to the stage in the sunshine state solo. republican mitt romney will campaign today out of the storm's path in the battleground state of ohio yesterday offering these words for those in sandy's way. >> i think that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> what remains to be seen
we suffered across the city, is clearly extensive and will not be repaired overnight. >> people put themselves in the way of danger that was really inspirational. and if it wasn't for the national guard and the state police and the nypd and what the agencies at this table did, i think that's the number of the loss of life would have been much greater. >> even new york hospital was forced to evacuate last night when emergency generators failed. babies, newborns taken out of the nicu. the new york stock exchange closed today. it will reopen tomorrow. it was the first two-day weather closing since the blizzard of 18 8. it was a night to remember or forget. >> there's a mandatory evacuation order under effect. real concern here is to the inland lakes connect to the ocean and wipe out the town in this area. >> this is a dangerous situation. police are creating a collapse zone. no cars, no pedestrians around the area of 57th street where this building is under construction and this is crane is dangerously dangling over the street. >> the storm surge right now, that's just the water rise a
turnpike. we have three urban search and rescue teams with over 50 men and women who are in atlantic city right now rescuing people. >> by the way, we're waiting for an update from chris christie. we'll have that for you when it happens. this is seaside heights, another town along the jersey shore, where the wind and waves are still raging this morning. this is what people are waking up to on long island. water breaks the sea wall. look at these rocks everywhere. much of the damage was from high winds last night sft storm surge. fugate gave us his concern this morning. >> now with the blizzard in west virginia, our concern is primary life safety and then we'll start getting to the critical infrastructure and we'll have power outages and the list of things is enormous. first thing is keep people alive, keep people safe and rescue those in danger. >> you just heard craig fugate mention west virginia, this is the view there. more than a foot of snow has fallen and higher elevations are seeing two feet and blizzard warnings are in effect until tomorrow. >>> let's take a look at ground zero, n
york city, hosted by the catholic archdiocese. both men worked on one-liners as artfully as they sparred tuesday night, here just a few moments people will surely be talking about today. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening, because he'll laugh at anything. >> i feel really well rested after the long nap i had in the first debate. i particularly want to apologize to chris matthews. four years ago i gave him a thrill up his leg. this time around i gave him a stroke. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he's thinking. so little time, so much to redistribute. >> after my foreign trip in 2008 i was attacked as a celebrity, because i was so popular with our allies overseas. i have to say i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. >> in the spirit ofsesame street, the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter "o" and the number 16 trillion. >> i don't have a joke here. i thought it would be useful to remind everybody.
takes it parallel to the coast and then inland, somewhere right along the big cities. some of the most highly density populated areas. between washington, d.c. and new york city. we won't focus too much on the center because it will be a broad wind field and the winds will probably be stronger 50 to 100 miles away from the center. no eyewall or anything like that. a high impact storm. especially at the airports, the ripple effect across the country i'm sure will be felt monday and tuesday. >> unfortunately this is a big one. >>> as the 2012 election race enters the final stretch, at least one new poll shows republican mitt romney with an edge over president obama. according to a new abc news "washington post" poll, 50% of likely voters now support governor romney. that's verses 47% who favor the president. yesterday the president wrapped up a whirlwind two-day campaign blitz with a stop in chicago to cast an early ballot. that's a first for a presidential nominee. and yes, he did have to show his id. >>> mitt romney made three stops in ohio on thursday. he told voters this campaign is
jersey not too far from atlantic city at about 8:00 p.m., sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, that's hurricane force, folks. and hurricane-force winds extended up to 175 miles from the center of the storm. tropical force storm winds spread out 485 miles from the center, a 13-foot storm surge flooded battery park city in lower manhattan and that broke a record that had been set in 1821. records were shattered in sandy hook, new jersey, where tide levels also topped 13 feet. the metropolitan transportation authority is calling this the worst disaster in the 108-year history of the new york subway system, and the flooding isn't over. hundreds of people are being evacuated this morning after a tidal gate broke in northern new jersey flooding three towns there. the national weather service says the potomac river is likely to experience its worst floods in 16 years beginning tonight. the flooding is expected between hancock, maryland, and washington, d.c. flood waters along the new york city coastline made it difficult for first responders to reach a massive six-alarm fire which began ov
. expect mild air from kansas city down to oklahoma city. i mention oklahoma city because you had almost three inches of rain this weekend. one of your biggest rain events of the year. here's some of those showers from pittsburgh to buffalo, also atlanta getting wet now with rain overhead. you will probably have an hour's worth of rain in atlanta. that continues down to montgomery. those are a few areas of rain. the bottom line is from anywhere from 95, new york city, down to virginia, the carolinas, have the umbrella handy. >> thanks, bill. >>> the father of chris stevens speaks out. >>> and what could a u.s. nuclear sub to collide with one of our destroyers? plus from land to water with the push of a button. i know what you're thinking. it's a hot white number, but what a hassle to care for! all that pre-treating and chlorine bleach. and don't even think about working up a sweat in the club! ♪ i use tide vivid detergent and boost. they keep my whites looking like new, wash after wash. tell me... yes. ...do you sell a matching jegging? that's my tide, and that's how i break the rules
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taste of winter for them. new york city down to d.c., it's a mild morning on the eastern sea board. the humidity is still with us. the cold air in the middle of the country is going to take a bit to get to the east coast. >> thanks so much. >>> hp plunges. fbi black market bus and hiring 300,000 employees. sounds good. celebrities offer brutal critiques of last night's presidential debate. that's just ahead. you are watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male an
. we are going to begin with a collision that almost killed three people. a new york city ambulance was responding to a call when an suv barrelled right into it. the impact was so powerful, it caused the ambulance to topple over. the suv driver suffered severe neck injuries. all expected to survive. look at this sight in florida. it's kind of cute. the firefighters had to use a special oxygen mask to save two birds. they were rescued from a raging house fire. there were three cats that did not make it out. >>> finally, you are not going to believe what washed up on a florida beach. a giant eyeball. it's the size of a softball. it's turned over to florida wildlife officials. it has marine biologists stumped. they are not sure what sea creature has such a big eye. it could be a giant squid or october put. it is big and it is blue. that's for sure. >>> now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to meteorologist bill karins. he probably has a conspiracy theory. why would i think that? >> government. not sure which one but it's a government ploy somewhere. keep the kids out of the
in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >>> new jersey appears to have taken the brunt. the weather channel's dave malkoff is live for us in toms river, new jersey. one of the hfof the hardest hit. thanks for being with us. what's it look like this morning? >> good morning. you can see where we are right now. we are standing right next to a boat. but as we pull out, you can see the boat is nowhere near the marina. we're right in the middle of the highway. the 30-foot boat is just contained of sitting there. if you read the back, it says that it came from beachwood which is down about that way, but if you look acros
at the images of the flooding in new york city to see why. a nearly 14-foot storm surge engulfed lower manhattan last night and roadways on the east river were overflowing. tunnels filmed with seawater. streets surrounding apartment buildings were submerged. most of lower manhattan continues to be without power at this hour. the new york city subway system is still 23409 running as transit workers deal with the flooded tunnels and the damaging effects of saltwater. the underground path train connecting new york to new jersey is still also washed out. this photo captures the peak hour of flooding last night at the world trade center construction site. a six-alarm inferno raged in the queens neighborhood of breezy point point and officials say more than 80 homes were burned beyond repair. more than 100 homes in the community were damaged. amazingly there were no fatalities. mayor michael bloomberg said there were 23 friars throughout new york including this one. you're watching an explosion at a con ed son power station at manhattan's east side. con edison said this is the worst storm outage situa
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